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Vergas man injured in car-semi crash Tuesday

A Vergas man was injured in car-semi crash Tuesday afternoon on an icy Highway 59 and County Road 17 in Lakeview Township.

Marshall Aaron Rach, 37, of Vergas was taken to Essentia St. Mary's Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. He was wearing a seatbelt and his airbag deployed.

According to the State Patrol, the semi tractor-trailer rig was southbound on Highway 59 approaching the intersection with County Road 17.

Rach was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Traverse on County Road 17 at the Highway 59 intersection.

The Traverse entered the intersection and was struck by the semi-truck.

The Traverse spun and entered the east ditch, and the semi went into the west ditch, where the trailer re-rolled over.

A private party transported the driver of the Traverse to the hospital before responders arrived.

The driver of the 2011 Peterbilt Conventional semi, Micheal Allen Gunnarson, 43, of Karlstad, was not injured. He was wearing a seatbelt.

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